DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE APPLYING FOR
FAMILY VISA TO AUSTRALIA?
Australian citizens and permanent residents can apply for a partner visa, parents visa, spouse visa, and child visa to stay, live and work in Australia.
At Pacific Center, we have migration agents specialized in family migration and family-sponsored visas. Whether in or out of Australia, we can assist you with all family migration matters.
In most family migration cases, it is essential to show the following:
• Evidence for genuine relationship
• How long does the relationship last
• Meeting eligibility criteria
Family migration covers all visas sponsored by family members who are Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible NZ citizens.
Main things you should consider and which we can help you with:
• Your visa eligibility. It means you must choose the correct visa subclass to be successful.
• Processing time for family visa and how you will live your life while waiting for a decision.
• Evidence you can present.
If this sounds like something that interests you, then contact us today at 1300 1050 50 or chat on this page.
- Partner and Spouse Visa Onshore
- Partner and Spouse Visa Offshore
- Engagement of Fiancé visa
- Child Visa
- Parent Visa
- Aged Parent Visa
- Contributory Parent Visa
- Contributory Aged Parent Visa
- Carer Visa
- Last Remaining Relative
- Aged Dependent Relative
ABOUT A FAMILY VISA TO AUSTRALIA? *
*Please read it. It is important.
Pacific Center consultants can help with all aspects of Family Migration for clients in and outside Australia.
Our highly experienced, expert staff are well versed in every aspect of the Australian family visa application process.
To apply for a family visa, your PARTNER/ SPOUSE/ FIANCE/ CHILD OR PARENT must be an Australian citizen (or permanent resident) or a New Zealand citizen. There’s a range of temporary and permanent options for reuniting with loved ones!
This site will guide you through all aspects so that when it comes time to apply, you know what type is best suited– no matter where your home country may be.
Most family subclass visas require family sponsorship. Usually, your parent, partner, spouse, or child will be a family sponsor. You must lodge the correct forms and declarations to apply for family sponsorship. It also means responsibility.
Depending on your situation family sponsor may be required to provide financial support or a guarantee as an Assurance of Support or/and Bond. It applies mainly to applications for older people. We will guide you through all those stages.
All applicants, including non-migrating family members, must pass a medical examination and character check and provide police clearances. It is crucial as many people forget about adult children, estranged ex-partners etc.
Most family visas are lodged in at least two stages. The first stage usually allows a temporary stay, with the second stage being a permanent visa leading to citizenship.
FAMILY VISA PROCESSING TIME
Another matter is the processing time for family visas. Currently, you wait two years for most partner, child, and some parent visas. Aged, non-contributory parent visas may take up to 30 years. You may check the details here.
Because if it is, you must consider when to lodge an onshore or offshore visa application. It would be best if you made this decision at the beginning of the process. We see many people who don’t know about it, and the consequences can be very hard on families. Bridging visas have strict rules. Considering the processing time and costs involved, applying for a family visa must be considered carefully
For more detailed information, look below.
We are now one of Australia’s leading immigration and visa application service providers. We are a Registered Australian Migration Agency (MARN 0743766), specialising in all aspects of the visa application process. For 20 years we help people like you apply for a visa to live, work, travel, and study in Australia.
WHAT WILL WE DO FOR YOU?
- Find what is the best visa option for you.
- Advice on how to apply for various family visa streams
- Work and control important dates and timeline
- Assist you with work permission and Medicare
- Guide you through all stages of visa application and family sponsorship
- Assist family sponsor and applicant with all documentation and declarations
- Watch your deadlines and eligibility for the next stage of your visa.
- Assist with the medical examination process.
- When and if needed we assist with Assurance of Support and Bond.
- Guide you through to Permanent residence and citizenship.
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HOW TO APPLY FOR A FAMILY VISA TO AUSTRALIA
One thing that is consistent around the world is family. The Australian Government understands the importance of the family unit and keeping families connected regardless of distance or time.
For this reason, there are nine different classes and subclasses of family visas to unite families spread across more than one country. Some family visas are temporary, and some can lead to permanent residency and citizenship through a temporary visa.
The Australian Government issues a limited number of family subclass visas per year. It means that any family visa application gets a place in a queue. In 2022 there were 50 000 visas allocated to support family reunions.
40,500 Partner and Child visa will be issued. At the same time, 6,000 places will be available for Parent visas and only 500 spots for other family visas.
Spouse visa, Fiancé visa, Partner visa
An Australian partner visa allows de facto partners, spouses, or finances to immigrate to Australia to be with their partners. When you meet all criteria, the partner migrating to Australia will be issued a temporary residence visa. The applicant may apply for a permanent visa and citizenship after two years.
Your partner must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident that can show they have “settled” into Australian life.
To apply for a Partner/Spouse visa, you must be in one of the listed below relationships.
• Married couples– people in a formal or legal relationship can apply for a Partner visa. There is much misunderstanding about exact legal requirements, and this is why we work with clients case-by-case, as there are no two identical cases. Partner visa requires that the partners have been in a genuine relationship for varying periods; however, not always 12 months are needed (one of the visa myths).
• De Facto relationship – People who are not married but are in a genuine relationship may apply for a Partner visa.
• Fiancé visa – This is for those who intend to marry an Australian citizen. A Fiancé visa gives you nine months to get married.
For more comprehensive information regarding Australian Partner Visas, contact one of our expert agents at 1300 10 50 50 or email us here.
Temporary, Permanent, Aged and Contributory visa
Suppose your child or children have become Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible citizens of New Zealand. Now, you wish to join them. In that case, you will need to apply for a Parent visa.
Temporary & Permanent Parent visa is for people who have a child living in Australia. A child who will be a family sponsor must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. Parent visa requires a family balance test. Two major parent visa subclasses are Temporary and Permanent: Aged and Contributary.
The Australian Government only issues a limited number of family visas per year. It means that any parent visa application gets a place in a queue. Your child or one of your children will need to be your sponsor. To sponsor your visa, your child must meet the eligibility criteria.
Examples of Australian Parent visa subclasses include:
• Parent (permanent) visa
• Aged parent visa
• Contributory parent (temporary) visa
• Contributory (permanent) visa
• Contributory aged parent (temporary) visa o
• Contributory-aged parent (permanent) visa
Depending on which visa applies to your unique situation, there can be long waiting periods, some of 30 years. Check it out here.
Call our help desk to arrange a consultation online or by phone for a comprehensive rundown on Australian Parent Visas. You can read the parent visa subclass-103 government legislation by heading to immi.homeaffairs.gov.au or call us on 1300 10 50 50 to find out more.
An adopted child, child visa or orphaned relative
You can apply for a Child visa to Australia in a few very different situations. Suppose one parent of a child is an Australian or an eligible New Zealand citizen. In that case, the child is automatically an Australian citizen. But if you migrate or migrate with a child, you may have to apply for a Child visa. The same situation is when you adopt or take care of an orphaned relative child.
You can apply for one of those three visas.
• Dependent child visa
• Adoption visa
• Orphaned visa
For advice on which visa may pertain to your unique circumstance, contact one of our understanding and knowledgeable agents or head to immi.homeaffairs.gov.au
Last remaining relative, aged relative and carer
Relative visas allow family members to immigrate to Australia. You may sponsor a family member if you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealander. Usually, it is a temporary visa first, leading to permanent residency and citizenship.
Three of the main subtypes of Australian Relative Visa include:
• Remaining relative visa – This relates to people who are the only relative left outside Australia.
• Carer visa – A carer visa applies to anyone with a relative in Australia who requires ongoing care. The person’s mental or physical condition in question must be likely to continue for at least two years to be eligible.
• Aged dependent relative visa – This visa allows elderly relatives outside Australia to reunite with their families. They must have received direct financial support from an Australian citizen or permanent resident for at least two years prior.
WHY CHOOSE PACIFIC CENTER TO APPLY FOR YOUR FAMILY VISA?
Visa to Australia is an arm of the Pacific Center group based in Australia.
Pacific Center Group prides itself on being a friendly and professional immigration and visa firm that achieves our clients’ objectives. We work hard towards knowing our clients and tailoring our work to their specific needs and goals. We strive to offer the best advice, realize the best outcomes for our clients and their circumstances, and do it always in a timely and efficient manner.
We are a Registered Australian Migration Agency (MARN 0743766) specializing in all governmental, legal and personal aspects of the family visa application. Our team has over two decades of experience.
Our expert visa and immigration consultants have a proven track record for getting positive results with visa applications, including an 87%-success rate for family visas. We work with people around the globe every day. We have unparalleled experience in all family visa aspects.
We tailor our unique services to your case. Our consultants will be by your side throughout the visa process and beyond. We provide a world-class visa and immigration service that upholds our values of transparency, reliability, and professionalism.
To learn more about how we could help you or your family with the Australian visa process or would like to know how to get a permanent residency visa in Australia, contact our friendly helpdesk via phone or email.
HOW WE WORK ON FAMILY VISA APPLICATIONS:
Initial consultation to choose the best option.
We sign a legal contract as required by the Immigration Department.
You will complete our questionnaire so we can learn about your situation.
We will prepare a list of documents, individualized for you and your family sponsor.
We will talk about the timeline.
We will start gathering your documents.
We will assist with any problems, missing documents, etc.
We will check the quality of the documents and will advise you on how strong your application is.
We will draft all applications and forms.
Once application is checked and approved by you, we will lodge it.
We will monitor the status of your application. Check for legislation changes and deadlines.
We will stay in contact with Immigration Department and your case officer.
Once the visa is decided, we will advice you on what you can do now and how to plan the next stage.
We will stay in contact to make sure you know your rights and obligations. you can always call us with questions.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAYS
First of all I would like to say how glad I am that I chose your team to achieve our dream of emigration! Secondly my husband and I were extremely impressed how kindly and patiently Piotr presented us with the whole confusing visa process. I thought I already find out a lot about this topic, however Piotr’s expertise gave us much more information and took our doubt away. Furthermore, thanks to Piotr’s friendly and open charakter we had the feeling that he is our mate and we are not just clients. There was a nice and relaxing atmosphere during the conference, and also no hurry, which gave us the feeling that we are important. We received much more information and answers for our questions than we could imagine. Thank you very much for your time and we are looking forward to work together.
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